February 2010

A billion dollars in the bank and he's still the fat kid who gets picked on by all the cool kids

$1,000,000 to the first reader who can tell us what’s wrong with that headline. Oh, sorry, time’s up.

The answer is, Al Gore didn’t become a laughingstock at the Apple meeting. The guy’s always been a laughingstock.

CNET reports the continuing disintegration of the Gore lore:

The presence of one of the world’s pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning’s pointed discussion.

As expected, Apple’s attitude on environmental and sustainability issues was one of the main concerns of the stockholders present Thursday, followed closely by the company’s immense pile of cash. But early harsh comments about former Vice President Al Gore’s record set the tone.

Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple’s Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.

At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple (AAPL) shareholder–some would say gadfly–who introduced himself as Sheldon, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore’s re-election to the board. Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted,” Sheldon said, referring to Gore’s views on global warming. “If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”

While this attitude might crush the spirit of lesser men, it is not expected to bother Gore. Not being elected is nothing new to him.

Source: CNET

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Quote of the Day: Nancy Pelosi

by editor on February 28, 2010

“Bipartisanship is a two-way street,” Princess Pelosi said. “A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes.”

What the hell is wrong with the people of San Francisco who keep electing this dim bulb?

Source: TheHill.com

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Obama picks his nose on national television

by editor on February 28, 2010

He’s digging for gold. Picking a winner. Drilling for oil. Exploring the cave. Call it what you want, but as far as we’re concerned this was the highlight of the ObamaCare Summit.

Turns out The Greatest President In History human after all. He puts his pants on one leg at a time and picks his nose one finger at a time.

Sure, it’s a cheap shot, but we do it just to annoy those liberals who still think he’s Captain Perfect.

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Imagine the chagrin suffered by Mirror UK when they had to print the following retraction after a photo mix-up:

“The picture of Randy Jackson shows the judge from American Idol and not Randy Jackson the brother of Michael.”

We’re pretty sure that’s American Idol’s Randy Jackson on the left. But to tell the truth, we’re not positive that’s Michael Jackson’s brother on right.

Our hearts go out to Michael’s parents. First they had to identify the body of their dead son, now they may be called in to identify the body of one who’s still alive.

Source: Mirror UK via RegretTheError.com

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Andrea Mitchell and Chris Matthews are discussing the ObamaCare Summit.
She said, “You’re asking the House members to vote on something on the bet that the Senate will follow through.”

“It’s more than a bet,” Matthews replied, “because if the Senate doesn’t do it, it’s the end of the Democratic Party.”

Oh, my god, we’re not embarrassed to admit that we have tingles running up our legs.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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Here’s the most accurate global warming graph ever constructed. Ever. (CLICK TO ENLARGE.) Congrats to Zombie over at Pajamas Media for sharing the results of this peer-reviewed scientific study. It was peer-reviewed, wasn’t it?

Source: Pajamas Media

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After watching him perform his duties as Vice President for 13 months, I think I think Joe Biden is:

A. A moron
B. A halfwit
C. A knucklehead
D. All of the above

We think it’s D. At least we think we think it’s D.

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Republican Paul Ryan told the ObamaCare Summit that Washington doesn’t have all the answers.

You could almost hear the collective gasp of horror that came from Democrats in the room. And if were not mistaken, Nancy Pelosi came down with a bad case of the vapors.

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TIMES OF LONDON: Obama bores America into submission
Source: Times of London

News channels quickly lose interest in summit
Source: Breitbart.com

RASMUSSEN: Obama Approval Down to 44%
Source: Rasmussen Reports

Source: CNN.com

Top Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban
Source: Breitbart.com

23,000 expected to lose jobs after space shuttle retirement
Source: Florida Today

Rangel ruling puts Pelosi in a jam
Source: Politico.com

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Don’t get us wrong. We think Jack Cafferty has a couple major screws loose. But this is interesting because the CNN-er has turned increasingly hostile to President Obama in the last few months.

NewsBusters.org reports Cafferty’s look into the crystal ball:

Cafferty: President Obama is taking a lot for granted. Politico is reporting that top White House advisers are quietly working on plans for the 2012 reelection campaign. For now, the planning is made up of private closed door meetings among aides at all levels.

I guess when you have the economy and health care reform and the deficits under control, then you can spend your time worrying about the next election — even if it’s almost three years away.

The article’s sources say the president has given every sign he plans to run again, wants the next campaign to look a lot like the last one.

Well, my guess is it won’t turn out quite the same way.

It’s believed the re-election campaign would be managed by the White House deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina, and possibly be run out of Chicago, which is a good way to remove it from beltway politics and locate it, instead, in that bastion of good government.

The planning still in its early stages, but some say it would likely launch in about a year. Nonetheless, there’s still a long way to go. President Obama’s approval rating hovering at around 50 percent. And a majority of Americans say he doesn’t deserve to be re- elected. The American people were promised change and a lot of them think this administration is just more of the same.

And if the jobs don’t start coming back soon, well, he may want to see if that community organizer job is still open.

From ashes to ashes, from dust to dust, from community organizer to community organizer.

The circle of life. And death panels.

Source: NewsBusters.org

One of the few times you’ll ever see Susan Sarandon leaning to the right.

It would almost be worth it. Almost. Because lord knows we’d give almost anything for the opportunity to puke on Susan Sarandon.

Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon has had a bad time of it lately. The actress recently separated from her long time partner, actor Tim Robbins. Sarandon attended the third anniversary of The Box in New York’s Lower East Side.

A transsexual cabaret performer named Rose Wood engaged in projectile vomiting on stage and hit Sarandon with it.

Standing nearby were Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. 

According to Wood it was not intended as an affront to the actress and she didn’t take it that way.

“Apparently [Sarandon] got a big kick out of it. She squealed with surprise and loved it when several handsome gentlemen wiped it off of her. She had a ball! I saw her assistant downstairs afterward, and he was moved by it! She was in great spirits,” Wood told the New York Press.

Right. Sure. She loved being thrown up on at a fancy-schmancy event. And Johansson and Schreiber were terribly disappointed that they weren’t thrown up on by any transsexuals.

“Why does that Sarandon bitch get to have all the fun,” Johansson reportedly asked.

“I’m throwing a party next week,” Schreiber thought to himself. “I hope some transsexuals show up and puke on my guests.”

Consider this convincing evidence that Sarandon is just as crazy as we’ve always suspected.

Source: San Francisco Examiner

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Yup. The head of the Fed came right out and said what so many of us think: Ron Paul is crazy as a loon. Bernanke told the doddering former presidential candidate that his conspiracy theories are “absolutely bizarre.”

NOTE: IHateTheMedia.com’s editor and administrator have been arguing about this story since last night. The Editor thinks Ron Paul is a complete nutcase, but the Administrator thinks he’s only a bit nutty and good to have around. Where do our readers stand?

Source: Mofo Politics

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Quote of the day from the Obamacare Summit came from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY):

“You will not believe this and I know you won’t, but it’s true. Her sister died. This poor woman had no dentures. She wore her dead sister’s teeth, which of course were uncomfortable and did not fit.”

Bite me.

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Bill Nye chose an interesting time to get involved in the global warming debate–just as the whole scam began falling apart.

We’re just not sure if we should give OReilly kudos for being even-handed or give him hell for being even-handed.

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The Times UK summed it up perfectly:

Warning: watching American politicians argue about healthcare can be seriously damaging to your health. Symptoms may include migraines, extreme fatigue and sudden violent urges. In the event of exposure to competing statistics — regarding “donut holes”, “HMO deductibles”, “reconciliation devices” or suchlike — seek immediate medical help.

If you have time, click through to read the entire Times UK story. It’s so dead-on that it deserves a death panel.

Source: Times UK

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NY1 reporter Josh Robin reports, “Top Paterson aides and advisors do not know where he is right now, and haven’t been able to reach him.”

Has anyone checked to see if he’s hiking the Appalachian Trail?

(We’re rather proud of that one and if you don’t get it, don’t blame us. Google “governor”, “Appalachian Trail” and “Argentina”.)

Source: Ace of Spades

Great. 400,000 grifters, drifters, scalawags, mischief-makers, rogues, scamps, rascals, scoundrels, rapscallions, imps, felons, oulaws, malefactors, bloodsuckers, parasites and, of course, attorneys.

But we repeat ourselves.

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John Boehner sums up ObamaCare for the President

by editor on February 25, 2010

To paraphrase John Boehner, "Now wait just a darn minute, Mr. President."

Republican House leader John Boehner summed it all up for the President prior to this morning’s much-anticipated (hey, Katie Couric described it that way, so it must be true) Healthcare Summit:

Opinion: Who’s Listening to the American People?

For his part, President Obama comes to the table with the same massive government takeover of health care that the American people have already rejected. In effect, the president’s proposal actually takes the 2,733-page bill that the Senate passed on Christmas Eve and manages to make it worse. Even more Medicare cuts. Even more tax hikes. Plenty of special-interest deals still in place. A trillion-dollar price tag.

This latest Democrats-only backroom deal snuffed out any chance that this summit could serve as the starting point for a bipartisan consensus. Democrats are instead hoping that this media event can be the gateway to a final push that involves circumventing the will of the people and jamming a bill through using parliamentary tricks.

This is the same arrogance and overreaching that the American people are so fed up with. It’s why Massachusetts happened. It’s why Americans waited for hours in the August heat to get into town hall meetings and make sure their voices were heard.

Indeed, we’ve been here before. Shortly after Labor Day, the president gave an address to Congress designed to resuscitate his proposed government takeover of health care. That speech was followed by an all-out media blitz. It was described as a “last-ditch effort,” “an opportunity to take back the initiative.” Nearly six months later, still no health care bill has been signed into law, tens of thousands more have lost their jobs and unemployment is still near 10 percent.

All this uncertainty is hurting small businesses, the engine of job creation in our country, while Americans are rightly asking: “Where are the jobs?”
The president’s health care media blitz was based on the notion that the more the American people learn about his plan, the more they would come to like it. Now that just the opposite has occurred, the president has chosen to limit participation in the Thursday summit to administration officials and congressional leaders. America’s governors and state legislatures have been excluded. Their perspective from the front lines about the damage this massive government takeover of health care would do to cash-strapped states is apparently not welcome. That’s greatly disappointing, considering that measures have been introduced in at least 36 state legislatures opting out of a federal takeover of health care.

Also excluded from today’s summit is Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., co-author of a House-passed amendment barring federal funding of abortion. The Stupak-Pitts amendment — which reflects the will of the American people on the issue of federal funding of abortion — is supported by a bipartisan majority in the House, but was excluded from the president’s proposal. Pro-life Democrats in the House have already pledged to vote against this provision. Health care reform should be an opportunity to protect human life — not end it. This fundamental issue isn’t even listed as a topic for discussion at the summit.

The president can hold all the summits he wants, but the toothpaste is out of the tube: The American people don’t want this massive government takeover of health care. No summit or speech or sales pitch can fix a fundamentally flawed 2,000-plus-page health care bill that spends money we don’t have and kills the jobs we need to get our economy moving again.

Let’s listen to the American people and let’s start over.

Any questions, President Obama?

Source: AOL News

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During the presidential campaign, Candidate Obama condemned John McCain for saying he would appoint a commission to solve the deficit problem. Oops. Now President Obama is all in favor of, you guessed it, appointing a commission to solve the deficit problem.

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The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to American skier Lindsey Vonn and given it to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.

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Don’t bother pointing out that Cate Blanchett is Australian. She makes movies, which makes her a Hollywood-type in our minds.

Blanchett wrote an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald that makes acting sound like something so dangerous that it should only be attempted by a stuntman (or in this case, perhaps, a stuntwoman).

”We change people’s lives, at the risk of our own.”

And Ms. Blanchett was just getting warmed up. The overheated hyperbole continued:

“We change countries, governments, history, gravity.”

And if she were on television, we’d change the channel.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald via Andrew Bolt

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Have you ever seen The Tao of Steve? Apparently Harry Reid has. The film’s protagonist lives by a strict set of rules that enhance his potential for sexual conquests.

The first rule is “Women can smell an agenda.” In other words, by pretending you’re not buying what they’re selling, they’re yours. For example, maybe you could disagree with something they say.

Hmm. Politico reports:

Obama irked Reid when for the second time he used Las Vegas to highlight poor economic decisions, saying, “You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.” Reid fired back, telling Obama to “lay off Las Vegas.”

The second rule is to do something great, “thus demonstrating your…worthiness.”

At times Obama questioned Reid’s approach, but he ultimately trusted that he knew his caucus better than the president did. And Reid ultimately got the job done, passing a health care bill in a dramatic Christmas Eve vote hours before Obama jetted off to Hawaii with his family for the holidays.

And the third rule is “play hard to get.” So it’s not surprising that we would find Obama

…blindsided last week by Reid’s decision to abort a bipartisan jobs bill…

So just how effective is the message of “The Tao of Steve?” According to Politico:

Obama and Reid plan to cling to each other through the storm.

The two politicians will be by each other’s side at three events in less than 24 hours.

Cling all you want, gentlemen. It’s a don’t-ask-don’t-tell-world and in the immortal words of Sgt Shultz, we zee nozhing.

Source: Politico.com

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Our moms always said, ”Don’t ask the question if you can’t handle the answer.” Maybe Bill O’Reilly should have followed that advice, because he seems absolutely dumbfounded by the answer to the question he asked Newt Gingrich.

O’Reilly: So the question becomes, “Is the president a socialist?” Let’s remember the definition of socialism that the government controls property and commerce. Does Mr. Obama want to seize your house? I say no others say yes but there’s no question the president wants income redistribution and more government control over things like health care… Talking Points believes the fed should have some oversight on health care companies but the price can be driven down if the companies are allowed to compete nationwide. Why doesn’t the president try that before he sets up another big brother operation in Washington? Look these things are complicated. To call Obama a socialist or communist is over-simplifying. Americans need healthcare relief. There’s no question about it. But, it can be done using competition in the free market place and common sense like tort reform where lawsuits against medical personnel are scrutinized. As we said last week, name-calling gets us nowhere. Good solutions to complicated problems will rule the day. Or, am I wrong? And, that’s a memo and now for the top story, joining us from Washington FOX News analyst Newt Gingrich. He has a free newsletter that you can sign up for at Newt.org. So do you think President Obama’s a socialist?

Gingrich: Sure. Of course he is.

Why are we not surprised that O’Reilly is surprised at Newt’s answer?

Source: Gateway Pundit

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This is the future of our redwood forests unless we spend trillions of dollars now

It’s well documented that the global warming crowd blames global warming for absolutely everything, no matter how illogical those claims may be.

But the Washington Post wins this week’s Alarmism-In-Action award for blaming global warming for larger trees and smaller trees in the same article.

First the larger trees:

Parker’s data, which showed the trunks gradually fattening over time, indicated that many of the trees were growing two to four times faster than expected. That raised questions about climate change’s impact on the age-old rhythms of U.S. forests.

But enough about those darn larger trees. What about the smaller ones?

In the tropics, however, some studies have seemed to show trees growing more slowly: It might now be too hot for some trees there.

Excellent work, WaPo. Clear some space in the lobby, because we have a feeling that there’s another Pulitzer Prize coming your way very soon.

Source: Washington Post via National Review

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First, here’s a 2005 video in which Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid says Republicans should stop complaining about the Democrats’ plan to force ObamaCare into law via the reconciliation process.

Now here’s another video recorded this week in which poor old feeble-minded Harry doesn’t seem to remember what he and his cohorts said way back to 2005. If you haven’t time to watch it nor read the transcript, let us summarize it for you.

“Waaaaaaaaaa! Waaaaaaaaa!”

Looks like the Dems didn’t like the concept of the nuclear option until they and their lackeys in the media gave it the kinder, gentler name of reconciliation.Obama: He hasn’t gotten his way. And that is now prompting, you know, a change in the Senate rules that really, I think, would change the character of the Senate forever. And what I worry about would be that essentially you have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply majoritarian absolute power on either side. And that’s just not what the Founders intended.

Hillary: So this President has come to the majority here in the Senate and basically said, “Change the rules. Do it the way I want it done.” And I guess there just weren’t very many voices on the other side of the aisle that acted the way previous generations have acted and said, “Mr. President, we’re with you, we support you, but that’s a bridge too far. We can’t go there. You have to restrain yourself, Mr. President.”

Schumer: We are on the precipice of a crisis. A constitutional crisis. The checks and balances which have been at the core of this republic are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances which say that if you get fifty-one percent of the vote you don’t get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing. It is almost a temper tantrum.

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